• Formerly Accredited or Candidate Institutions

Formerly Accredited or Candidate Institutions

A number of institutions were accredited or granted candidacy by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) at one time, but no longer have status with the Commission. Their status may have changed for a number of reasons, including but not limited to closure of the institution, merger with another institution, voluntary withdrawal from candidacy or accreditation by the institution, or termination or withdrawal of candidacy or accreditation by WSCUC. This list does not include institutions that applied for accreditation but withdrew from the process before candidacy or accreditation was granted, or institutions which withdrew or lost their status in the past but have since reapplied and been regranted candidacy or accreditation.

Contact information for transcript requests is given where this is known. WSCUC cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. WSCUC does not hold transcripts for formerly accredited institutions, is not able to process requests for transcripts, and is not able to help in cases where former students are experiencing difficulties in getting transcripts. Please see https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/st/ for additional information about locating transcripts.

Please note that the Commission changed its name in July 2014. Prior to then, it was known as the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Institution Name
Accreditation Status
Website
Comments
Last Accredited
Institution Name
Allied American University
Accreditation Status
Institution Withdrew
Website
www.allied.edu
Comments
Granted candidacy 2/22/2013. Voluntarily withdrew from candidacy 2/4/2016 and ceased operation at the end of December 2016. For transcripts: http://www.allied.edu/student-services/transcript-request.aspx
Last Accredited
Institution Name
Ambassador College
Accreditation Status
Candidacy Terminated
Website
Comments
Granted candidacy 2/28/75 to the Pasadena campus. Candidacy was terminated 6/30/1978. This campus closed permanently in 1990. For transcripts: https://ambassador.edu/
Last Accredited
Institution Name
American Armenian International College
Accreditation Status
Institution Withdrew
Website
Comments
Granted candidacy 6/30/1986. Candidacy status was extended twice and then withdrawn 6/30/1993 at the request of the institution. University of La Verne handled the teach-out arrangements and may have information about obtaining transcripts, however this is not confirmed.
Last Accredited
Institution Name
American Baptist Seminary of the West
Accreditation Status
Institution Withdrew
Website
Comments
Accredited April 1973 while located in Covina, CA and terminated 6/30/1975 (reason for termination not recorded.) Institution moved from Covina to Berkeley and candidacy was subsequently granted to the Berkeley campus 2/28/1986. Candidacy was subsequently cancelled at the institution's request effective 6/30/1991. It is now part of the Graduate Theological Union. For transcripts: http://www.absw.edu/current-students/office-of-the-registrar/
Last Accredited
Institution Name
Antioch University Los Angeles
Accreditation Status
Institution Withdrew
Website
www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/
Comments
Granted accreditation 6/15/2007 as a separate accreditable institution from Antioch University. Accreditation was voluntarily withdrawn 6/30/2011. The institution was accredited by HLC prior to this and accreditation continues through the HLC as a campus of the Antoch University system. For transcripts: www.antioch.edu/los-angeles/
Last Accredited
Institution Name
Antioch University Santa Barbara
Accreditation Status
Institution Withdrew
Website
https://www.antioch.edu/santa-barbara/
Comments
Granted accreditation 6/22/07 as a separate accreditable institution from Antioch University. Accreditation was voluntarily withdrawn 6/30/2011. The institution was accredited by HLC prior to this and accreditation continues through the HLC as a campus of the Antioch University system. For transcripts: www.antioch.edu/santa-barbara/
Last Accredited
Institution Name
Argosy University
Accreditation Status
Accreditation Withdrawn
Website
http://www.argosy.edu
Comments
Initial accreditation granted for 5 years in June 2010. Accreditation granted effective September 30, 2011. Withdraw Accreditation effective June 14, 2019 Refer to this link for transcripts: https://www.argosy.edu/closed-school-information
Last Accredited
Institution Name
Armstrong College
Accreditation Status
Accreditation Terminated
Website
Comments
Accredited 1/31/1963, accreditation terminated 7/1/1990. Armstrong was then accredited by ACICS. BPPVE (http://www.bppe.ca.gov/) may have transcript information but this is not confirmed.
Last Accredited
Institution Name
Azusa Pacific Online University
Accreditation Status
Institution Withdrew
Website
Comments
Former name of Los Angeles Pacific University (LAPU). Withdrew from candidacy under name APOU in 2014. LAPU was granted accreditation in 2017.
Last Accredited
Institution Name
Bethany University
Accreditation Status
Institution Withdrew
Website
www.bethany.edu
Comments
Accredited 1/31/1966 as Bethany College. Voluntarily withdrew from accreditation 8/12/11. The institution closed at this time. Bethany Transcripts are held by the Student Accounts Office at the District Resource Center, 6051 S. Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA 95829. Information and a form link are at http://www.bethany.edu.
Last Accredited
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